Minority and Small Office Equipment Suppliers

Approximately 80% of all GSA contractors are small businesses. Through the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program, GSA increases contracting opportunities for small businesses, and assists ordering activities in achieving or exceeding their socioeconomic goals.

The GSA has compiled many resources to help M/W/DBE contractors compete for public projects.

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Set Aside Fact Sheet
Contracting Officers, at their discretion, may set aside orders and BPAs for small business and the following small business subcategories:
8(a) business development participants
HUBZone small business
Service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOBS)
Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB)
Women-owned small business (WOSB) concerns eligible under the Women-Owned Small Business Program
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Process Map
Step-by-step approach for utilizing small business under MAS.
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Sample Request-For-Quote Language
Making small business the primary evaluation factor.
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Office of Small Business Utilization
OSBU connects small businesses with people who can help them, and programs that can grow their skills. OSBU’s nationwide staff of trained professionals has a deep background in contracting and acquisition. We also help the small business community reach key contracting experts to help navigate the procurement process.
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Get Certified as a Setaside Supplier

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General Services Administration (GSA) is committed to providing innovative solutions to meet the needs of all Federal agencies through the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracting electrical services and by so doing, foster effective, sustainable and transparent government for the American people. GSA offers consolidated contracting to negotiate better prices and reduce administrative costs for Government agencies purchasing goods and services through GSA schedules.
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The nine-digit Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS), managed by Dun & Bradstreet, is a widely accepted, unique identifier for companies around the world.
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All records from the Central Contractor Registration (CCR)/FedReg and Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) and exclusion records from EPLS, active or expired, were moved to the System for Award Management (SAM). CCR collects, validates, stores, and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions. Vendors should remember to update their registration annually. ORCA offers a consolidated certification process to be applied to all Schedules solicitations and federal contracts. Vendors must update information annually to make sure it is complete and accurate, especially regarding size status.
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Open Ratings, a Dun & Bradstreet company, surveys past customers in order to assess a company’s work performance. Your company must register and provide the names and email addresses of six to 20 of your customers. This service has a fee.
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